The lush Lori province in Armenia, as opposed to the woman’s name, inspired Kirk Kara’s newest collection, Lori. Based on the Karaguezian family’s roots and made in part to celebrate the company’s 125th year in business, the line features more than a dozen semi-mounts in 18k gold boasting vintage and Art Deco motifs reminiscent of Old World Armenian style. Retail prices start at $2,400.
From top: Lori semi-mount in 18k yellow gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds with filigree and milgrain edges, $2,990; Lori semi-mount in 18k rose gold with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds with filigree and milgrain edges, $3,050; Lori semi-mount in 18k white gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. diamonds with filigree and milgrain edges, $2,990; Kirk Kara, Northridge, Calif.; 800-874-0181; kirkkara.com
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Hudson ring with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds, $2,015, underthecrown.com
Manhattan Love Story
Bernard Nacht’s Vintage Brilliant collection features designs taken from its 109-year-old archives—14k gold rings made in the likeness of original models from the 1920s and 1930s but with brilliant-cut diamonds instead of vintage cuts and colored stones. Each piece is named after a street in lower Manhattan; the buy-in is five pieces, and retail prices start at $960.
“White gold and halo styles are still popular for us, as are rings that cost anywhere from $2,000 to $3,000. We do well with the lines Rego Designs, Camelot, and Allison-Kaufman.”
—Dan Sink, owner, Sink Jewelers, Arcanum, Ohio